Crystal Palace will not sign goalkeeper Lucas Perri permanently this summer, according to Globo Esporte, via Sport Witness.

The 21-year-old Sao Paolo goalkeeper has been linked with a summer move to Selhurst Park, having joined them on loan in January.

Although it originally appeared as though Palace’s interest in the youngster had simply cooled, there is more to the story than meets the eye.

The Premier League side had until April 14th to sign Perri for just €4.5million, but failed to.

It is claimed that this was seen as a “negotiation strategy” from Palace – something both Perri’s agents and Sao Paolo didn’t like.

Subsequently, they no longer see Palace as a destination for the Brazilian, meaning the Eagles will have to look elsewhere for a new ‘keeper.

Wayne Hennessey and Vicente Guaita shared the goalkeeping duties for Roy Hodgson’s side last season, while veteran Julian Speroni also made two appearances.

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Vicente Guaita